The Life of Buddha


A BBC documentary from 2003 which gives a good introduction to the early life of Buddha and his path to enlightenment, this 50 minute programme has been well received and praised for relying more on known facts, including history established through archaeology, rather than myths and folklore like similar productions.

The documentary includes contributions from the Dalai Lama and the head of a temple in Bodhgauya, also interviewed are three history professors who have studied the life of Buddha – Peter Harvey, Richard Gombrich, and Kevin Trainor.

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